Honeymooners looking for adventure and luxury will find their perfect match in the spectacular scenery and wild landscapes of Argentina. While Buenos Aires, the romantic “Paris of South America”, might seem the most obvious choice for an Argentina honeymoon, exploring beyond this sprawling capital is guaranteed to set your heart ablaze. Ample adventure activities and luxurious amenities go hand-in-hand in the following five top honeymoon destinations.
Be mesmorized by nature at Iguazú Falls
The most famous of all Argentine landmarks, Iguazú Falls is one of the seven wonders of the natural world – and an utterly mesmerizing place for an Argentina honeymoon.
Adventure highlights: Stand at the top of the falls and look down into the “Devil’s throat”, or board a small boat to approach the falls from below and find yourself in the dizzying mist of these bellowing waters – the largest waterfall system in the whole world.
Accommodations: Four-star hotels with swimming pools, spa facilities and excellent restaurants are located in nearby Puerto Iguazú. Tours to the waterfalls are easily organized from the city.
Ski and après-ski on an Argentina honeymoon in Bariloche
Located on the border with Chile, Bariloche is an Argentina honeymoon destination for newlyweds with a particular passion: skiing.
Adventure highlights: Located just outside of the main city and with over 30 pistes and runs, Cerro Catedral is South America’s most developed ski resort. Bariloche also makes a fantastic location for cosy après-ski evenings. Enjoy one of the region’s craft beers in a brew-pub or with a direct visit to a micro-brewery.
Accommodations: Four- and five-star hotels offer excellent services in Bariloche, while Villa Catedral, the village at the foot of the ski resort, has a smaller selection of three- and four-star properties.
Cruise to the end of the world from Ushuaia
For the most adventurous couples looking to plan an Argentina honeymoon, Ushuaia – the world’s southernmost city – is just the ticket.
Adventure highlights: From the harbor in Ushuaia, you’ll discover the thrill of navigating the ocean which has seen sailors throughout history risk their lives to cross these tumultuous seas. Expedition cruise ships voyage through the fabled seas of the Beagle Channel, the Drake Passageway and the oceans surrounding the legendary Chilean premonitory, Cape Horn as part of the ultimate in adventurous honeymoons in Argentina.
Accommodations: Although luxury accommodation is not as readily available in Ushuaia as in other parts of the country, the cruise ships that depart from the harbor are the real stars of the show. Find out more information about Australis’ industry-leading expedition cruises – including high-quality accommodations, fine-dining and unrivalled local expertise – by viewing their cruise ship itineraries.
Sip malbec on an Argentina honeymoon in Mendoza
Argentina’s most famed wine-producing region, Mendoza is a magical location for an adventurous Argentina honeymoon.
Adventure highlights: Boutique, personalized wine tours can introduce honeymooners to the region’s most lauded produce – Malbec wine – while cycling tours weaving through the valleys are a unique way of exploring the vineyards.
Accommodations: International Michelin-quality accommodations can be booked in Mendoza or in any of the nearby towns situated closer to the vineyards.
Hike epic trails in El Calafate and El Chaltén
Argentina’s hiking capital, El Chaltén finds itself at the foot of the towering spires of Monte Fitz Roy and a short distance from El Calafate, one of the most popular stops on the Patagonian adventure tourism circuit.
Adventure highlights: Step out of your front door in El Chaltén and hike the trail up to Laguna de Los Tres for unobstructed views of Monte Fitz Roy. Near El Calafate, walk across the surface of colossal ice giant El Perito Moreno Glacier with an ice climbing tour.
Accommodations: Luxury, boutique hotels have proliferated in both towns and top-quality dining is also now guaranteed. Staying here you’ll also be struck by the exceptional views of snowy peaks and shimmering lakes from the windows of your hotel.